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Malaysia has ensured its reputation of world class beach destination with year-round sunshine, excellent scenery and a relaxed atmosphere. Moreover, the latest promotions of the country as a shopping paradise and eco-tourism centre, is attracting more people to discover the beautiful country. Malaysia offers a cosmopolitan cultural experience with numerous tourist attractions in Malaysia. Malaysia is a country of contrasts, bathed in the warm tropical sun, gifted with 3,000 kilometers of coastline, several historic cities, a unique cultural mix, and even Southeast Asia’s highest mountain. All this adds to the list of never ending Malaysia attractions. This section of our travel guide at lists some of the attractions in Malaysia:

Cameron Highlands:
Cameron Highlands is a beautiful Malaysia attractions, consisting of a series of hill stations. This is a leading hill resort in Pahang situated calmly amongst the clouds at 1,829 meters above sea level. Being a fertile area it has become the center of Malaysia's tea industry and destination for the locals and tourists who arrive here to chill away from the heat. The highlands offer cool and fresh air which is a pretty good retreat for city residents who want a passing respite from the city’s noise and pollution. Cameron Highlands has various regions with its own individual appeal and attractions, which combine to provide the right mix for a memorable holiday. For tourists Cameron Highlands has many attractions from waterfalls, jungle walks, tour of tea plantations, plenty of wild flowers to beautiful gardens.


Genting Highland:
Genting Highlands is a place to pamper visitor’s as it’s the most developed hill resort in Malaysia. It offers a cool break from Malaysia’s city life with a wide variety of hotels and resorts available. Its renowned nightlife is another reason for the people to head for Genting Highlands. The city offers the fun-filled Genting Theme Park and famed Casino De Genting, which has dozens of amusement rides and attractions ideal for the entire family on a holiday.


National Museum:
One of the popular Malaysia attractions National Museum Kula Lumpur is a palatial structure which is built in style of old Malay Architecture. The museum is situated atop a hill at Jalan Travers, providing with a fascinating introduction to the history and culture of Malaysia. It’s quite an imposing portico of two large murals portraying scenes of the country's colorful past and rich culture. Once inside one will find interestingly laid out displays and exhibits in the form of local history, culture and traditions, arts and crafts to even economic activities, local flora and fauna.


Petronas towers:
Petronas Towers today symbolizes the country’s growth which has taken place in last decades. This striking building has a height of 452 meters above street level, rising above the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. It has been built by Cesar Pelli, the award winning, world-renowned architect and founder of the firm of Cesar Pelli and its Associates design. The tower’s floor-plate is designed based on geometric patterns common in architecture of Islamic heritage. It comprises of two rotated and overlaying squares with small circular infill. These geometric figures have been illustrated by architects as signifying unity, agreement, stability and rationality, which are important main beliefs of Islam.


Sabah is a tropical paradise with a wealth of natural attractions to satisfy eco-tourists and adventure seekers. The place abounds with natural wonders, scenic beauty, rugged landscapes and cultural diversity. This region provides with a unique mix of ancient traditions passed down through the millennia and modern evolution. It creates a true place with fascinating culture, nature and adventure tourism destination in the present time. Moreover, Sabah has become a destination known for its long hinterlands of rainforests, tropical islands, long roads and rivers.


Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation Complex:
This complex designed is a perfect example depicting the union of both the traditional Malay and modern architecture. It is located next to the Omar Saifuddien Mosque which is an imposing addition to the skyline and waterfront. Moreover, it has turned out into a commercial and shopping complex, designed to generate revenue, with a foundation devoted to the welfare of the people. It’s the Sultan’s personal enterprise and thus is proof to his abiding concern for the well being of the people of Brunei.


Taman Negara National Park:
A heaven for outdoor enthusiast is located 175 km northeast of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a huge national park with lush green rain forests and wide variety of wildlife. One can try jungle trekking, riverboat excursions, canopy walk, Orang Asli village trip and freshwater fishing, which are some of the attractions of this park. The park’s wild life has animals like gibbon, macaque, peacock-pheasant, wild pigs and elephants wandering. A day’s walk and guided night-walk gives chance to come across nighttime wildlife at night viewing stations.


Penang known as the Pearl of the Orient is considered to be one of the most picturesque cities in East Malaysia. Today the city has turned into a lively metropolis with rich tradition and culture of the past. The city was originally named Prince Of Wales Island, which became an important trading post due to its important location, dominating the business in tea, spices, textiles, and later, tin as well as rubber. Today, it is a well-established and a popular tourist destination among the locals and foreigners both. The place offers great food, and even a shopping paradise.


Terengganu Marine Park:
This Park comprises of six islands off the northeastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia the best time to visit it are the months between March-September. Redang is one of the Island with best beaches providing with spectacular view of corals and fishes.


Bako National Park:
Of the tourist attraction in Malaysia Bako National park is at the top of a visitors list, as it’s the ideal retreat in the lap of nature. The Bako National Park is spread over 2,742 hectares of a rocky sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. There are huge botanical treasures in the park which the visitors can discover for themselves. One will encounter number of species of birds and animals like the long-nosed Proboscis monkeys, long tail macaques, wild boars, Sambar deers and monitor lizards live in this coastal forest.

Visitors will discover for themselves an abundance of botanical treasures in the park. Numerous species of birds and animals like the long-nosed Proboscis monkeys, long tail macaques, wild boars, Sambar deers and monitor lizards live in this coastal forest.

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